Hello All out there,
We are thinking about shifting to brass when it comes to make models
and model parts. In the past, I have used silver, but as I like to
keep the originals just in case the rubber mold might deteriorate, I
have ended up accumulateing quite a lot of silver pieces that I have
seldom used to make another mold but I don’t want to get rid off
Do any of you use brass Cor any other kind of base metal, say
copper- to make models? I know of a local metal supplier here that
carries lot of brassware like wire, sheet, tubing, bars, profiles,
etc., in varied measurements and thickness that could be a good and
cheap rough material to utilize: no more melting silver, rolling,
pulling wire, etc., and no more silver accumulating in the drawers.
I would really appreciate some insight, if it is or it sounds like a
good idea, if there are any particularities in working with brass,
such as which solder to used or what kind of pickle is best…
Thanks for your time.
Fernando F. E.